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18 US Colleges and Universities that support International Students



18 US Colleges and Universities that support International Students

The United States is one of the prime destinations in the world for students who are looking to benefit from a top-notch and widely recognized international education. However, there are US universities Scholarships for International Students available at most Colleges and Universities. These opportunities are basically for students who want to study in the US for free.

To help you get a scholarship, we have compiled a list of full scholarships for international students in the USA. Getting any of these scholarships can help reduce your financial burden. Take your time and go through the content the World Scholarship Forum has arranged for you.

This post will also help you plan for a United States university to study in if you wish to study in the USA and haven’t already got a school in mind.

Even if you have sufficient funds to sponsor your education in the USA, you’ll be able to save some cash and optimize your student life on a US campus if you key into international students’ scholarships.

Here is a list of universities that offer full scholarships to international students. Note that before you secure these scholarships, you have to first, choose a university.

  • American University Scholarships
  • Amherst College Scholarships
  • Berea College Scholarships
  • Clark University Scholarships
  • Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships
  • Columbia College Scholarships
  • Concordia College Scholarships
  • Dartmouth College Scholarships
  • East Tennessee State University
  • East-West Center
  • Emory College Scholarships
  • Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships
  • Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships
  • Michigan State University International Scholarships
  • New York University Wagner Scholarships
  • Oregon University Scholarships
  • Wesleyan University Scholarships
  • University of the West Scholarships

#1. American University Scholarships

American University (AU) awards a limited number of generous partial merit scholarships to academically-qualified incoming international first-year undergraduate students.

However, this international-friendly US university does not award any need-based financial aid to international students. The International students’ scholarship at AU is a merit-based scholarship.

This merit scholarship range from USD$8,000 to USD$22,000 per academic year and is renewable subject to conditions.

#2. Amherst College Scholarships

Amherst College currently runs a need-based financial aid program that provides assistance to financially needy international students.

Once Amherst admits you, your financial need is determined. The school will then award a financial aid that is equal to your need.

This is an “aid package” award because it may include both self-help (employment) and gift aid (scholarships and grants).

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#3. Berea College Scholarships

Berea College is the only school in the United States that provides 100% funding to 100% of enrolled international students for the first year of enrollment. This combination of financial aid and scholarships offsets the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees.

 In subsequent years, the US international student-friendly college expects internationl students to save $1,000 per year to contribute to their expenses.

The College does provide summer jobs to international students so that they may meet this obligation.

#4. Clark University Scholarships

Clark University offers the Clark Global Scholars Program which is open to first-year applicants (not transfer student) who has attended school overseas for at least four years.

This scholars program is also open to international citizens attending school in the United States. The program awards a scholarship of $15,000 to $25,000 per year (for four years, contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal).

It also provides a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship the student takes on for academic credit during the summer following their sophomore or junior year.

#5.Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships

Colby-Sawyer’s international students are eligible for a merit-based financial aid which the American college offers.

The scholarship value increases based on academic ability (measured in GPA) and ranges from $20,000 up to $26,000 per year. The college does not meet full financial needs, however.

#6.Columbia College Scholarships

Columbia College offers scholarships and awards to outstanding international students. The awards are one-time cash grants or 15%- 100% tuition reduction.

Note, however, that the awards and criteria for the Columbia College scholarships are for undergraduate international students studying at the traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri, for the current academic year.

#7. Concordia College Scholarships

Concordia cherishes the contributions international students make on campus and is pleased to provide partial financial assistance to their international students.

The Concordia Collge International Student Scholarship is based on academic ability as well as family need, amounting to up to $25,000 per year.

#8. Dartmouth College Scholarships

Dartmouth College meets the demonstrated need of all admitted undergraduates, including those from other countries.

This international student-friendly College has scholarships and loans available to international students, which includes an allowance for travel to the U.S.

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#9. East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship for new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree.

The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. This International student scholarship does not cover any other cost. Also, the scholarship award can only be used for study at ETSU.

#10. East-West Center

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides funding for up to 24 months for Master’s or Doctoral degree study for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S.

The fellowships help these international students to participate in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai’i.

#11. Emory College Scholarships

Emory College offers need-based financial aid awards to a select group of international students each year. Also, Emory encourages international applicants to apply for merit-based scholarships through the Emory University Scholars Program.

This is an annual scholarship for International students studying in the US which has a deadline of November 15.

#12. Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships

Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) offers merit-based scholarships to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams.

These awards range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years.

In addition to this, two full-tuition President’s International Student Scholarships may be awarded each year to qualified international students for up to four years of study.

#13.Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships

Iowa State University awards the International Merit Scholarship to well-rounded students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement.

The successful scholar should also have outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the following areas: math and sciences, the arts, extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship.  The awards range from $4,000 to $8,000 and are renewable.

#14.Michigan State University International Scholarships

Michigan University provides a limited number of scholarship and grants to deserving international students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  These financial packages are not designed to support your full academic program at MSU.

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Scholarships for International students at MSU include International Tuition Grant, #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships, Honors Distinction Scholarship, and many more. These scholarships awards range from $1,000 to $25,000.

#15.New York University Wagner Scholarships

New York Univesity, NYU offers merit scholarships to a limited number of admitted students each application cycle, including international students.

The scholarships range from partial to full-tuition scholarships worth between $25,000 – $47,000. NYU considers all full-time and part-time applicants for the Wagner Scholarships.

Also, non-degree/advanced professional certificate program students and NYU Employees are not eligible for merit-based scholarships.

#16.Oregon University Scholarships

Each year, the University of Oregon awards more than one million dollars in financial aid and scholarships to international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

One of their scholarship programs is the ICSP Scholarshipwhich awards 30–40 competitive scholarships to international students each year. Selected ICSP students receive a tuition-waiver scholarship ranging from $7,500 – $30,000.

#17.Wesleyan University Scholarships

At the Wesleyan University, financial aid for foreign students is extremely limited and is awarded on the basis of both exceptional qualifications and demonstrated need.

The Freeman Asian Scholars Program provides full-tuition scholarships for a four-year course of study at Wesleyan University towards a bachelor’s degree for 11 exceptionally able Asian students.

In addition to the 11 Freeman Asian Scholars, the University is expected to offer financial assistance to approximately 30 foreign students from a pool of approximately 600 such applicants.

#18. University of the West Scholarships

The Lotus Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve high academic standards and demonstrate a financial need in order to attend the University of the West (UWest).

The Scholarship awards up to $5,000 or up to $10,000 annually to each successful applicant to apply toward his or her tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance at UWest.

Here you have it, the universities that offer full scholarships to international students. Do well to choose the ones that suit you.



1996-Year Group Of Amosu Hands Over Project To School 



1996-Year Group Of Amosu Hands Over Project To School

The 1996-year group of Assin Manso Old Students Union (AMOSU), has handed over a well-furnished domestic bursar’s office to augment the numerous infrastructure deficit of the school in the Central Region.

The construction of the GH¢35,000 project, has transformed the compound into a beautiful site.

The Reverend Father Eric Ngetea Kabeniah, Chairman of the 1996-year group, said the construction of a domestic bursar’s office was long overdue, so the group out of love for the school honoured the call

The handing-over ceremony coincided with the 57th Founder’s Day celebration of the school.

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He said their alma mater provided them with the best tuition and moral training that made them responsible citizens for the country.

Rev. Kabeniah, encouraged and advised the students to take their studies seriously and expressed joy about the good behaviour of the students when the group visited the school.

In turn, he applauded the teachers for their hard work, teaching the students good moral values and preparing students to meet emerging challenges of digitisation.

Mr Eric Nyarko, the headmaster of the school who received the keys to the building expressed profound gratitude to the 1996-year group who had been supporting the school.

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He assured the group that they would take good care of the facility for longevity.

1996-year group of AMOSU hands over project to school 

He also appealed to other year groups who were yet to get on board to emulate their kind gesture and advised year groups currently sponsoring projects for the school to intensify their support.

Mr Emmanuel Appiah-Kubi, Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association of the school lauded the efforts of the 1996-year group and appealed for more.

Assin Manso Senior High School was established in November 1965 to serve the Assin South District of the Central Region but has become one of the best schools in the Region.

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Currently the population of the school is about 3,000 with a teaching staff strength of about 200 and 75 non- teaching staff.


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256 Teachers Sue GES Over Promotional Exams Failure



256 Teachers Sue GES Over Promotional Exams Failure

A teacher in a secondary school explain by means of graphics the fundamental of economics.

Some 256 teachers have sued the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Attorney General over their mass failure in the December 2021 promotional examinations.

The teachers, who are on the Assistant Director Grade II position, sat for the Assistant Director Grade I promotion examination at the Ada Training College Centre.

Mr James Enu, counsel for the applicants (teachers), told the Ghana News Agency that none of the 256 teachers, who wrote the exams at that centre passed, adding that, such an occurrence was bizarre.

Mr Enu said even though the applicants petitioned the GES to investigate the issue, they were informed that nothing untoward was found in the circumstances leading to their failure.

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He said the applicants, however, believed that the GES did not conduct any investigations into the issue, therefore, he wrote on behalf of his clients to the Service to request for their scripts and scores, but no response was received to that effect.

He added that it was also worrying that the pass mark for the exams was not disclosed to the candidates before they sat for it but rather, they were informed after the examination that they had all failed the paper.

He said it was based on these that the applicants took legal action against the GES seeking the court to set aside the results of the exam and order GES to furnish the applicants with their exams scores and scripts, as well as put an injunction on the defendant to prevent them from organizing other exams until the determination of the case.

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Mr Oheneba Akyea Mensah, representatives of the teachers, said the issue had affected them psychologically, emotionally, and physically making it difficult for them to properly discharge their duties as teachers.

Mr Mensah said during the exams some of the applicants did not have index numbers and were asked to use their staff numbers, adding that one was also absent while another got involved in an accident but all of them were declared as failed.

He said they wanted to set a precedence as this was not the first time such incidents have occurred.

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Meanwhile, the Tema High Court ‘B’ presided over by Justice Emmanuel Ankamah, has set December 12, 2022, for the movement of the application.


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Here Is Why Teacher Unions Want New GES Boss Out



Here Is Why Teacher Unions Want New GES Boss Out

Effective November 4, 2022, three teacher unions in the country began an industrial action over their disapproval of the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the acting Director General of Ghana Education (GES).

The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana.

Appointment of Dr. Nkansah as GES boss:

After the termination of the contract of Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa as the GES boss on October 18, 2022, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed Dr. Eric Nkansah to act as the new Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.

His appointment took effect on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

The appointment, according to a statement signed by Secretary of the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, is in consonance with Section 19 (1), (2) (a) and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049).

“Pursuant to Section 19 (1), (2) (a) and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you to act as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (the “Service”) pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing Council of the Service, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

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“Your appointment Is effective October 19, 2022. I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your appointment. Kindly indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment, within 14 days of receipt of this letter,” the letter read in part.

Why teacher unions want Dr. Nkansah out

Following this appointment, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonou, addressed a press conference in Accra to express the disappointment of the union and its allies in the new appointment.

According to the association, Dr Eric Nkansah is a banker who has no background in teaching, hence the reason they are rejecting his appointment.

He added that the appointment of the banker comes as a surprise as he is also a special assistant in the office of the minister.

“What annoyed and surprised all of us was that a new Director General has been appointed to the Ghana Education Service.

“The authority to appoint Director General of GES is the President of the land. Unfortunately, contrary to what the teacher unions indicated that we would want a Director General who is a professional teacher who has passed through the mill and can bring his knowledge, skills and influence to bear on the activities of teachers and non-teachers in the GES.

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“Contrary to that, the gentleman who was appointed yesterday is not a teacher; he is a banking officer who was a special assistant in the office of the minister and has been appointed as the DG of the GES. We are not happy with this development; it is as of we don’t have professionals and well-educated people who have gone through the mill in education in this country to run education,” the association said at the press conference.

Striking teacher unions boycott day two of meeting with government:

After declaring a nationwide strike following the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah by President Akufo-Addo as the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, the government and the unions held their first meeting on the matter on Monday, November 7, 2022.

“I can tell you on authority that so far, so good, we have had a very constructive meeting. The parties have agreed to adjourn and resume tomorrow 2 PM to continue with the deliberations.

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“We have not ended the meeting; the agreement here is that the two parties have agreed that we should adjourn and resume tomorrow 2 PM,” the president of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Rev. Isaac Owusu, told the media after the meeting on Monday.

However, the unions are said to have boycotted the second day of the meeting after it emerged that the government had lodged a complaint with the NLC over the industrial action by the labour unions.

The strike continues today.


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